Administration Module Of Web Servers In Hmast
In Cuba, as an important part of the migration process to open source software, we have created the Integrated
Migration, Advice and Support Services Depart-ment (SIMAYS by its Spanish acronym) from the Open Source Software
Center (CESOL) of the University of Computer Sciences. Researches from this depart-ment include the open source
software migration of the telematic services. To support this part of the open source software migration applications are
being developed, such as the Migration and Telematic Services Administration Tool (HMAST). HMAST provides
functionalities for managing GNU/Linux servers through remote connections to them. After connecting to the servers, that
the sys-admins want to manage, it is given the possibility to install and set different types of services according to their
needs. Within telematic services are the request and response services that make use of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol
(HTTP). These services are offered by web servers, which are assigned the responsibility to publish content in the form of
hypertext, web pages or HTML pages (Hyper-Text Markup Language). The general objective of this research is focused on
developing a module for HMAST to manage web servers. During this research a study of the different web servers is
performed, concluding that Apache 2 is the ideal webserver to manage the HMAST application. The use of different
technologies and the software development methodology used to guide the process are also documented.
Indexterms : free technologies, GNU/Linux, strategy, migration, web servers.